HID Corp., Irvine, Calif., has named Michael Davis to the newly-created position of director of technology, intellectual property. Davis will leverage his experience in the access control market with his range of knowledge in leading technology developments to drive future product initiatives.

AMAG Technology, Torrance, Calif., has released its Version 5 SEIWG products and renamed its advanced government solutions, formerly known as SEIWG, to Homeland solutions.

PSA presented Tamron USA Inc. with the Star award during its vendor appreciation awards banquet at its conference and systems integration expo in Orlando, Fla. PSA members and staff rate vendors in seven areas of performance including technical support, price, responsiveness, shipping, returns, rep support, and product quality and reliability.

Group 4 Technology, Tewkesbury, England, has hired Kim Rahfaldt as its public relations manager. Rahfaldt will oversee all public relations efforts for Group 4 Technology globally, including AMAG Technology in North America. She will manage media relations and write newsletters, press releases and case studies.

CPI Security Systems (CPI) Charlotte, N.C., has named Kenton King as its new vice president of residential sales. King has been with CPI for 11 years and was previously the director of customer care. He started with CPI in 1994 as a sales associate and rose through the company’s customer service department to his current title.

OzVision, Boston, has appointed Avi Lupo as senior vice president of business development and marketing. A former president and one of the company’s founders, Lupo will focus on building and maintaining relationships with central stations, software automation providers and OEM partners. The appointment follows the investment of venture capital into the company, a move to new corporate headquarters and the selection of Ed Mallen as OzVision’s new president and CEO.

GE Infrastructure, Security, Austin, Texas, has appointed Jim Clark as vice president of global sales. While continuing with his present marketing responsibilities as vice president of global marketing Clark looks forward to creating a team of dedicated specialists that will help dealers and integrators grow and scale their businesses to meet the emerging sophistication of their security customers.

Bold Technologies has hired Judy Padera and Marcos Lozano to focus on sales in the United States, while Lozano also will develop sales in the Latin America market. Deanna Blair has also joined Bold as a strategy consultant and will assist in developing marketing strategies, expanding market areas and building customer relationships.

Kaba Access Control has appointed Rick Eisen as eastern regional sales manager. He has served as security solutions specialist with a focus on developing the loss prevention market. Eisen will maintain responsibility for developing this area of business.

MDI Security Systems, San Antonio, has promoted Wayne Oliver from regional sales manager to national sales manager for the commercial systems group. Guy Alderton has been promoted from regional sales manager to director of business development. Bob Mounter has been promoted from regional sales engineer to security solutions director. Chris Rallo has been hired as director of corporate marketing.

Monitronics International Inc., Dallas, has hired Gordon Johnson as regional director of sales – Western region. Johnson will work to recruit new authorized dealers from the western half of the United States. Jeff Nason has been hired as regional director of sales – Eastern region. Nason will work to recruit new authorized dealers from the eastern half of the United States.

Tri-Ed Distribution has appointed Tim Labenski head of the sales team at the company’s new Buffalo office and Chris Fehr as sales associate. The company’s presence in New Orleans has resulted from the recent acquisition of Optimum Distribution. Bob Gates and Steve Aswad will head the New Orleans sales team.

ADS Security, Nashville, Tenn., has named F. Steven Kappel executive vice president and COO. Kappel was previously senior vice president of sales and marketing at the company, which operates 13 security alarm companies in four states.